Global Patent Index - EP 1575386 A2

EP 1575386 A2 20050921 - PRODUCT CHANGE METHOD FOR A CIGARETTE MANUFACTURING MACHINE

Title (en)

PRODUCT CHANGE METHOD FOR A CIGARETTE MANUFACTURING MACHINE

Title (de)

PRODUKTAUSWECHSLUNGSVERFAHREN FÜR EINE ZIGARETTENHERSTELLUNGSMASCHINE

Title (fr)

PROCEDE DE CHANGEMENT DE PRODUIT POUR UNE MACHINE DE FABRICATION DE CIGARETTES

Publication

EP 1575386 A2 20050921 (EN)

Application

EP 03799567 A 20031215

Priority

  • EP 0351004 W 20031215
  • IT BO20020790 A 20021216

Abstract (en)

[origin: US7624738B2] A product change method for a cigarette manufacturing machine, wherein an input hopper receives a first type of shredded tobacco from a supply header, and feeds it to at least one channel for forming, on a conveyor, a bead of tobacco, which is released onto a paper strip travelling along a forming table for forming a continuous cigarette rod; the method provides for cutting off supply of the first type of shredded tobacco to the header, emptying the header, cutting off communication between the header and the input hopper, cutting off supply of the paper strip, keeping the manufacturing machine running to form a waste stream of shredded tobacco of the first type and empty the manufacturing machine, and feeding a second type of shredded tobacco through the supply header and the input hopper to fill the manufacturing machine completely before starting up supply of the paper strip.

IPC 1-7

A24C 5/18

IPC 8 full level

A24C 5/18 (2006.01); A24C 5/39 (2006.01)

CPC (source: EP US)

A24C 5/18 (2013.01 - EP US); A24C 5/39 (2013.01 - EP US)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HU IE IT LI LU MC NL PT RO SE SI SK TR

DOCDB simple family (publication)

WO 2004054393 A2 20040701; WO 2004054393 A3 20040826; WO 2004054393 A8 20050324; AT E330494 T1 20060715; AU 2003299234 A1 20040709; AU 2003299234 A8 20040709; CN 1323619 C 20070704; CN 1725960 A 20060125; DE 20321876 U1 20120521; DE 60306426 D1 20060803; DE 60306426 T2 20061228; EP 1575386 A2 20050921; EP 1575386 B1 20060621; IT BO20020790 A1 20040617; RU 2005122482 A 20060120; RU 2328952 C2 20080720; US 2006130854 A1 20060622; US 7624738 B2 20091201

DOCDB simple family (application)

EP 0351004 W 20031215; AT 03799567 T 20031215; AU 2003299234 A 20031215; CN 200380106331 A 20031215; DE 20321876 U 20031215; DE 60306426 T 20031215; EP 03799567 A 20031215; IT BO20020790 A 20021216; RU 2005122482 A 20031215; US 53917103 A 20031215